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Trust annouces appointment of new Executive Director of HR

05 November 2019

Ali MohammedSouth East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Following an extensive recruitment process, Ali Mohammed will join the Trust at the end of January 2020, filling the role currently being filled on an interim basis by Paul Renshaw.

Ali is already established as a successful NHS HR leader, including winning the HSJ HR Director of the Year award in 2006.

Having begun his NHS career in a junior HR position at Medway NHS Trust, Ali went on to hold various senior HR positions at a number of large trusts including Medway, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

Since 2018, Ali has led on the transformation and delivery of the national NHS Graduate Management Programme, securing significant additional investment and increasing the number of internal candidates being invited onto the scheme.

SECAmb’s Chief Executive, Philip Astle said: “I am delighted to welcome Ali to this important position in our Executive Team and I know that we will benefit greatly from his significant knowledge and staff-focused approach.

“I am sure that his extensive HR experience, gained in a wide variety of roles and organisations, will help us to deliver on our improvement plans and ensure we make SECAmb a great place to work for our staff and volunteers.

“On behalf of everyone at SECAmb, I’d like to welcome Ali and look forward to working closely with him.  I’d also like to thank Paul Renshaw for the hard work and focus he has offered while filling this position on an interim basis.”

Ali said: “I am delighted to be joining SECAmb as Executive Director of HR and Organisation Development. It will mean a return for me to the frontline of the NHS, having spent some 18 months, by the time I join the Trust, leading an expansion of the national NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. I have spent practically my whole career working in NHS trusts and am highly motivated by a desire to make things better for staff and thereby better for patients.”

“As someone born in Kent and then a lifelong resident within the south east coast area, it has always been a passion of mine to make a difference for family, friends and all those who live in our area. I hope that in this role, I am able to make such a contribution.”

SECAmb Chair David Astley echoed the views held by the Trust’s Chief Executive and said: “I am pleased to welcome Ali who will be a crucial member of our Board. 

“Ali has an important portfolio of work to deliver and with his proven track-record and extensive NHS HR experience, I am sure he will help the Trust deliver on its aims for the future.”

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